Had my 24 week visit today with the new doctor at the practice. She is very sweet and she never seemed rushed! She may be my new favorite lol
Anyway we went over my birth plan which will be fine tuned once I find a doula I like and she is very supportive of natural delivery! She told me she thinks going naturally when babe is ready is always best, that made me very happy.
We got the results on Rowans heart, he has two calcium deposits on his heart as well as a small hole that may repair itself. I will have at least one more ultrasound before 38 weeks. She also said that calcium deposits are a soft sign of DS, and that my marker came back positive but he shows no other signs of having it and that I have no reason to worry. His chances of having DS are 1-2% and here is what really shocked me...She said most DS babies are born to woman UNDER 35...I never knew that! :eek:
On a happy note: He has a great HB, he is measuring a exactly a week ahead as did my fundus, I only have gained 3.5 lbs so far, and he is awesome at kicking doctors during exams lol
We also talked about the fact I am having daily BHC and that they happen all the time throughout my day and sometimes have a pattern. Im also having lots of mucus when I go pee or in my panty liner. She did a fetal fibronectin, which measures the levels of fFN in secretions from a pregnant woman's vagina and cervix. I guess it can be a sign of pre-term labor. It came back positive so now I am on strict pelvic rest[of course telling me that makes me want to have sex lol], and back on modified bed rest [I can live life but way on the side of caution]. My cervix is still between .5-1cm which is good. I now have to keep a journal of my BHs and my mucus loss as well as any headaches and back pain.
So over all Rowan is a healthy little dude and mommy gets to worry about keeping him in the oven! lol We have prepped for the worse, we are doing our research and reading a few handouts she gave us, but we have a positive outlook. My biggest worry is him coming too soon!
Jeesh I talk to much! If you finsihed this GOD BLESS YOU lol
Last night was horrible!! D:
I couldnt sleep to save my life. Plus Rowan wasnt very active yesterday so I had a nightmare about him[you can just guess because I refuse to type it out] and woke up in tears. I spent a good 30 minutes poking at him trying to get him to move before realizing I could just use my doppler and find his hb. As soon as I leaned to get up in bed to reach for the doppler..He moved! Ugh So of course I start crying again because my dream was just SO DARN REAL and in my head it was a bad sign.
On top of that I am having loose stools, [TMI I know Im sorry!] AF like cramping and still lots of BHCs. The nurse yesterday told me if my body doesn't start shaping up, all 4 of my doctors agree'd I'd be living in the hospital! :eek: NO THANK YOU! I would not make it that long trapped in ONE room. So my body better start being nice to me or Im going Body snatching!! lol
Go in for my second shot at 7pm at the birth center. Hopefully it doesnt burn as much today.